2012 United Voices Protest March - Christchurch
2012 United Voices Protest March - Christchurch - New Zealand - Press Release
Two years after the devastating earthquakes that started on 4th September 2010
A protest march is being held on Saturday (1st September 2012) at 1pm by disgruntled Canterbury residents who have formed the group, United Voices.
The march leaves the corner of Harper Avenue and Park Terrace and will continue to the vacant lot where St Elmo's Court used to be, next to the Christchurch City Council Building.
Organised through social media by Christchurch resident Darla Hutt, she called for others experiencing frustration with EQC, CERA and their insurance companies to join the rally as a visible protest.
"It's time Christchurch peoples' voices were heard and the overwhelming response I have received highlights that.
"Anyone fed up with not receiving support, not getting answers is invited to join the march as we protest for our basic human rights.
"It's two years since the first earthquake changed our lives and there is a massive divide happening here. In Christchurch.
"We are fighting our battles on our own, but we are not alone. Although our issues may be different, our goal is the same, to receive satisfactory answers to our questions.
"We want action and we want answers, we are Cantabrians, we are strong but enough is enough.
"Two years on so many of us are struggling for closure, desperate to get answers from those supposed to be working with us to rebuild our homes, our lives, our futures.
"On Saturday, United Voices will march, protesting the treatment we are being forced to suffer.
"Many Christchurch people are not sharing in the brighter future promised by John Key.
"Where is a brighter future for people paying two mortgages, paying rates on a house they are unable to live in, or for people living in caravans in their gardens?
"It is 724 days and counting and little is happening in suburban Christchurch, yet in 100 days bureaucrats are offering a brighter future for the CBD.
"It's now time to demand change, demand action."
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